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CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
happen. otherwas one candidate i liked, barack obama. five years ago, people in the fall of 2006 would say things like he's never going to get elected, there's no way america would elect an african-american, you cannot get elected with the name barack hussain obama. it did not matter because i did not know anybody in chicago. so it did not look like anything was going to be happening. then on december 26, 2006, my wife and i were shopping the day after christmas in a barnes and noble just up the road in san luis obispo in california. my phone went off and someone was calling to see if i was interested in working on a barack obama campaign. of course i was. i was quickly connected with a guy who became the deputy campaign manager. i thought i was a point for the job of national campaign manager. so i thought i've got to put it all on the table. steve never indicated i was being considered for national campaign director, and i put it out there, i said, steve, you can make it so people can download literature, customize it for their neighbors or their club, and we tested a product i
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
president. host: thank you. guest: there is no question -- president obama had a jobs bill last year. as it at scale wit hh the problems we faced? no. but it was a jobs bill. the republicans had no use for it. it was put aside because they did not want to have the present have a success. they were not interested in creating jobs. do they have a jobs plan? there is no record that cutting tax creates jobs. the republicans have been a obstructionists, but i do think the democrats need to be bolder and put forward many more ideas about how to create jobs. in my mind the democratic party is a coalition of interest. the republican party i think will possibly expire because it has become so extremist. it risks extinction in a country going through such demographic shifts. it is primarily a white, older party to that. -- today. it doesn't understand how they will operate. they will throw as much money and do the vote suppression which about 11 courts have said we're not going to buy into the idea of bogus voter fraud to impair the greatest rights america has. which is to vote. host: we have 10 stud
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
what we have seen in the last 11 years is things have settled down and stabilized and there is more political consensus. look at what the obama administration is doing right now. it's not that different from what the bush administration did throughout its to terms, especially at the end. given that there is that consensus, that is one of the recent national security is not an issue. it's also why some things are a little more litigious in the national security area. >> this will be the last question. >> any predictions for retirement? >> i need it will depend on who the next president is. obviously we have several justices who are getting older, but i think most of them would feel if they were voluntarily retiring and not forced to do so by health concerns or other circumstances, the honorable thing to do is retiring during the term of the party that a plea to do in the first place. you could seek justice ginsburg -- i think she is trying to make a record for how long she is staying on the court. if president obama is there, we may see her retire. you may see scalia or kennedy retir
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
comprehensive plan that leads the six principles we're talking about. president obama does not really have a plan because his plan is his budget but his budget was rejected unanimously by the senate and house in the last two years so he has to start over again. mitt romney has a plant -- p lan he has not provided enough specifics and some of the specifics, the numbers did not at that. that is why it is critically important for both to be most pacific -- more specific, more solutions oriented in the debate so we can make an informed choice about who to support and they can claim they have a mandate. the people can then be involved to help get a fiscal burden next year. it is critically important. >> will you be watching the presidential debates? >> yes, i watched them. >> as you watch them and have watched them and you recall your own participation 20 years ago, what do you think about when you see these debates that have happened since then? >> not much. [laughter] this maneuvering back and forth. that is what i would call it. >> last question -- are we going to see a third-party cand
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am EDT
affordable care act and obama, it extends medicare for eight years. we need to continue to look for ways to make medicare stronger. it's a safety net. it's important for our seniors. works for our seniors. we ought not become destroying it. quite frankly, you have not stepped forth with ideas on how to make medicare solvent for the future. >> representative rehberg, 30 minutes. >> you don't extend medicare by taking $716 billion out. did you hear what he said? he said benefits were not going to cut. that's not the issue, the issue is doctors and hospitals will not be fairly reimbursed for seeing seniors. if president obama and senator tester say you will not lose your insurance under the healthcare reform, no, the problem is nobody will be able to give you that insurance. when they say you will not lose the doctor of your choice, the difficulty isthe doctor may not be able to see you. we must put that back by repealing obamacare. if by putting the money back into medicare, we can make it stronger and last longer and begin serious discussions of a bottom-up solution. >> question from
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
support, that excitement level is down from where it was four years ago. the obama campaign is worried about it. a major part of that coalition was college campuses like ohio state. they have to get a shot of energy and that is why we see them in ohio. >> you are a native of california. you are singing -- seeing california is not in the mix except the president there raising money. what is it like for you? >> is great to be in a state where you see presidential candidates campaigning. because of the electoral college system, most of the country nowadays, a small number of states that gets virtually all the attention. we are either the beneficiaries or the victims of that depending on their perspective. you can't turn on the tv without seeing a campaign advertisement including many presidential ads. you can barely walk across the street without being hit by somebody's motorcade. >> just this morning, at about 5:30 in the morning, a six- minute commercial break. six different political ads of running between one minute 30 seconds. when you are hit by ads not only for the presidential rac
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
george w. bush and the last four years of rock obama, but what they have had to deal with, in fairness, is 9/11, a couple of wars that require a lot of spending, the tax cuts of george bush -- i am not sure where you stood on those, but they did eat into the amount of money we had to spend -- and then the recession, which was some say close to a depression. did that time prevent us from being able to make deficits and debt a top priority? >> it should not have. it could have, but it should not have come out if people were thinking clearly, if they were well educated, if they even understood this whole damn thing, which they do not. if you say what percentage of the american people understand this, i would say it is a very low number. it to be everybody, and everybody should say this is my country. people should be very active about not letting anything damaged our country. the one thing we have not mentioned at all, there is no question at all in my mind, if we keep going this way, some nation is going to head over here to take us. if they did, they have picked the right time, right? i
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